Virginia Republican Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears blasted President Joe Biden saying he has failed to do enough to protect Supreme Court justices as protesters continue to demonstrate outside of their private homes.
Sears shared the remarks during an interview on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday.
“President Biden, you need to tell your attorney general to go and do his job and protect the citizens of the United States of America,” Sears said during the interview.
“Ultimately, sir, this falls on you. This is on your watch. And it’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. And then who is going to write the script for you, Mr. President, so you can read it and say that it was somebody else’s fault?” she added.
The lieutenant governor also called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to enforce the law against the intimidation of justices in her state.
“We have asked Attorney General Garland to enforce the law and to make sure that these demonstrators are not allowed to try to intimidate justices like they are trying to do,” she noted during the interview.
Sears spoke out against protesters in a Twitter post on Wednesday, also calling on state officials to take action.
“Silence doesn’t guarantee safety. The mob may come for you. The Commonwealth Attorney has the power to prosecute the individuals picketing and protesting outside the homes of SCOTUS Justices. The Commonwealth Attorney is supposed to enforce the law,” she wrote.
Silence doesn’t guarantee safety. The mob may come for you. The Commonwealth Attorney has the power to prosecute the individuals picketing and protesting outside the homes of SCOTUS Justices. The Commonwealth Attorney is supposed to enforce the law. #everforward #LG42 #Winsome pic.twitter.com/UkkTJmXGva
— Winsome Earle-Sears (@WinsomeSears) May 11, 2022
The interview followed a series of planned protests at the homes of all six conservative justices on Wednesday.
Multiple protests have now occurred since Politico reported a leak of a draft by Justice Samuel Alito that appears to indicate the court could likely overturn Roe v. Wade and return decisions regarding abortion laws to individual states.
On Monday, protesters gathered outside of Alito’s home. It is illegal to try to influence the court’s decision.
Last night, radical leftists held threatening and intimidating protests outside Justice Alito’s Virginia home.
“F— you Alito” they screamed.
— Steven Ertelt (@StevenErtelt) May 10, 2022
The Daily Wire reported on Wednesday on a small group of pro-abortion rights protestors who demonstrated in front of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home, prompting criticism from one of the justice’s neighbors.
“They shouldn’t be doing this,” he told The Daily Signal’s Doug Blair, before telling the protestors: “Go home and get a family.”
“It’s none of their business, why are they here?” he asked. The neighbor said that he thinks it is “of course” inappropriate for the protestors, who were dressed as handmaids, to demonstrate in Barrett’s neighborhood.
“They have the right to protest but not in front of someone’s house,” he said. “They live here, this is where she lives.”
Handmaid’s Tale is at Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home. pic.twitter.com/mCQrrgo4Lt
— Virginia Allen (@Virginia_Allen5) May 11, 2022
The protests have led to increased police protection for the Supreme Court’s justices and their family members.
In addition to protests, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) forced a vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act on Wednesday to put every senator on record regarding their view of the abortion legislation.
All 50 Republican senators and West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin opposed the vote, with 49 Democrats opposing the measure, falling short of a majority and far below the 60-vote supermajority required to bypass a Senate filibuster.